Dayton Town Council OKs address changes

September 5, 2013

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council approved two separate street addressing changes at its meeting Tuesday. Gina Donnor, owner of Gina’s Beauty Bar on Main Street, spoke to the council about having her own address separate from Crazy Woman Saloon. At one time, the property containing the two businesses was one big piece of property, Town Read More

Ranchester Town Council gets project updates

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council met for its regular meeting Tuesday and discussed progress on a few projects around town. The chip seal project on the northern side of Ranchester is expected to be completed this week, Town Clerk Teri Laya said. The streets to be chip sealed included Railway, Carl, Betty, H, Gillette, Weare, Read More

Cycling accident ruled suicide

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Coroner’s office has released the name of the man killed on Decker Road Sunday morning as Robert Smart, 77, of Sheridan. According to a press release provided by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Smart was riding a bicycle near mile marker four on Wyoming Highway 338, and for an unknown reason, Read More

Senior center to host history conversations

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is again hosting “Casual Conversations in History,” conversations about history in the Sheridan area. The current schedule is: Sept. 11 — The Cody Road to Yellowstone Oct. 9 — Sheridan and Sheridan County in 1910 Nov. 13 — Custer Battlefield Highway These discussions are free and open to the Read More

Photo exhibit opens at library

SHERIDAN — “Homecoming,” an exhibit of photography by Allen “Ike” Fordyce will be displayed on the mezzanine at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library during the month of September. Fordyce was born and raised in the ranching country of Sheridan County. He now lives in Texas. An artist’s reception will take place on the mezzanine at Read More

Wyo. soldiers recognized Aug. 18

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, based in Sheridan, presented awards and promotions Aug. 18. Capt. Aaron Ohnstad of Guernsey received an Army Commendation Medal for his time as the commander of HHB, 2-300th. He has been a member of the Guard for 18 years and Read More

Sheridan college hosts last mountain lecture

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s final mountain lecture of the season will be at the Spear-O-Wigwam campus Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Dr. Julie Rieder will present “Invasive Weeds of Wyoming Rangelands: From Theory to Case Study.” Come early and bring a picnic lunch if you’d like. See for more information and driving directions.

Sheridan will be a sky full of activity Saturday

SHERIDAN — Saturday morning, the people of Sheridan will keep an eye to the sky and the county airport will be buzzing with visitors. The Sheridan County Airport is hosting an open house and fly-in this weekend to foster community relations as well as show airborne visitors what Sheridan has to offer. Fred Barton, Vice Read More

Brown initiated into national honor society

September 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — Michelle M. Brown was initiated into Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at Indiana University Bloomington in Bloomington, Ind. Brown is a sophomore in the School of Public Health and is majoring in travel, tourism and event management. She is a 2012 graduate of Sheridan High School. Brown is the daughter of David Read More

Zowada named to Distinguished Students List

SHERIDAN — Sierra Zowada of Sheridan was recently named to Tarleton State University’s Distinguished Students List for the 2013 summer semester. Zowada is enrolled at the university’s Stephenville, Texas, campus, and is majoring in accounting. Students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point ratio to be named to the list

Class of 1950 celebrates reunion

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School class of 1950 will have its 63rd class reunion Saturday at noon in the hospitality room of the First Christian Church. There will be a potluck luncheon and time for visiting. Guests of classmates are invited to join. First Christian Church is located at 102 S. Connor St. Call Pat Read More

As residents prep for Brewfest, some create suds at home

September 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — Tomorrow afternoon, more than a dozen regional breweries will participate in the second annual Chamber of Commerce Brewfest. While the popularity of microbreweries and craft beers has exploded in the past few years and it is easier than ever to find specialty beers at local liquor stores, some people prefer to try their Read More

Rock art presentation Thurs.

September 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Le Gourmet Room at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Dinner can be ordered from the menu if you wish. Following dinner, about 7:15 p.m., Billings archaeologist Tim Urbaniak will address the society. Urbaniak will present a program Read More

Fire-Rescue hosting 9/11 remembrance

SHERIDAN — On Sept. 11 at 7:58 a.m., the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department will host a remembrance ceremony to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash site in Shanksville, Pa. All available emergency service personnel have been invited to assemble at attention at the flag Read More

Plains Tire Co. hosting car show

SHERIDAN — Plains Tire Co. will have their eighth annual car and truck show Saturday in their parking lot at 1251 Coffeen Ave. The show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Awards will be given at 2:30 p.m. This is free and open to the public. There will be free pork sliders, chips Read More

Off-track betting terminals considered

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners agreed to consider the idea of installing off-track betting terminals at an establishment in Sheridan at its regular meeting Tuesday. Consideration of an official resolution allowing off-track betting in Sheridan is pending a more complete proposal from Wyoming Horse Racing, LLC, commission Chairman Steve Maier said. Eugene Joyce, Read More

City buys land adjacent to work center

SHERIDAN — Following the first of two executive sessions at its meeting Tuesday, the Sheridan City Council reconvened and approved the purchase of property directly east of the city service center in the amount of $395,000. The second executive session regarded collective bargaining for firefighter wages, which occurs annually. No action was taken following that Read More

County OKs floodplain management rules

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners approved a notice of intent to adopt new rules and regulations governing floodplain management at their meeting Tuesday. Adoption of the new regulations — which include a Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Map completed by the Army Corps of Engineers in May 2012 — is required if the Read More

Decker mine lawsuit dismissed

SHERIDAN — Ambre Energy Limited announced late last week it will not buy out the 50 percent share of the Decker Mine from Cloud Peak Energy Inc. in the foreseeable future. Furthermore, the companies announced the lawsuit between the business partners has been dismissed without prejudice. Last year, Cloud Peak Energy filed a lawsuit against Read More

Family honors son by helping others

SHERIDAN — The sixth annual Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Saturday at Kendrick Golf Course. The annual event has raised thousands of dollars in recent years to support scholarships for Sheridan High School students wishing to study or travel abroad. “The first year we did it we had 26 golfers, last Read More

Local heritage comes to life in Big Horn

September 3, 2013

BIG HORN — Four wagons competed in the Big Horn Heritage Days chuckwagon cook-off over the Labor Day weekend. Competitors represented Wyoming, Montana and Texas and the event was hosted by the Big Horn Smokehouse and Saloon. Wagon and food judges for this year’s event were Trigg Marquiss, Kevin Legerski, Brett Hocking and Bill Garland. Read More

Public workshops at Landon’s

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to two workshops during their fall open house Saturday. Janelle Gray will host “What’s Going on in Your Garden.” This question and answer session will begin at 10 a.m. Bring your questions and share solutions you’ve discovered. This workshop is free. At 1 p.m., Jessica Bohnsac Read More

Wholeness Retreat

SHERIDAN — The 10th annual Wholeness Retreat in memory of Roxanne Araas is scheduled for Sept. 13-15. This year’s topics include pain management with naturopathy and ayurvedic herbs and nutrition, research on the connection of cancer to Alzheimer’s, pre-diabetes and diabetes and classes in qigong, yoga and meditation. Full and partial scholarships are available through Read More

Labor day — a day to remember the American worker

SHERIDAN — Many national holidays have historical roots that are far removed from Sheridan’s geography. Jesus lived and died in the Middle East, the American Revolution was fought primarily east of Appalachia and most other holidays have a heritage anchored in old European tradition. While other holidays and the values they impart are wholly relevant Read More

WHP seeks help identifying man killed Sunday

SHERIDAN — A man killed Sunday while riding his bicycle on Decker Road has not been identified and law enforcement is seeking help by releasing what little information is known about the individual. According to WHP, the 50- to 60-year-old man was riding his bicycle near mile marker 4 at approximately 9:45 a.m. when he Read More